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Multiple perspectives on factors affecting early antenatal care attendance in the context of PMTCT in a rural district of South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:15:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:15:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12426
dc.description.abstract Despite the extensive coverage of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and a decline in new HIV infections among children nationally, challenges still exist with regard to timeous initiation of antenatal care services in rural settings. This study aimed to explore multiple perspectives on factors affecting early antenatal care attendance in a rural district of Mpumalanga Province. A narrative qualitative exploratory design was used to conduct individual semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 29 purposively selected HIV positive pregnant and postnatal women, 5 healthcare providers as well as 4 focus group discussions with 32 grandmothers. Thematic inductive analysis involving exploration of inter and intra-thematic themes revealed 5 overarching themes on perceived factors affecting early antenatal attendance, namely: 1) over familiarity with antenatal care services; 2) personal factors; 3) fear; 4) poor knowledge; 5) societal practices. A number of individual, community and health system barriers to early antenatal care attendance were identified, which can help guide interventions to improve early antenatal care. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ANTENATAL CARE en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Multiple perspectives on factors affecting early antenatal care attendance in the context of PMTCT in a rural district of South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Gender and Behaviour en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10449 en
dc.PageNumber 10646-67 en
dc.outputnumber 9427 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mlambo, M., Penn, C., Peltzer, K. & Phaswana-Mafuya, N. (2018) Multiple perspectives on factors affecting early antenatal care attendance in the context of PMTCT in a rural district of South Africa. <i>Gender and Behaviour</i>. 16(1):10646-67. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mlambo, M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Penn, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Phaswana-Mafuya, N. en


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